Come, sinners, to the gospel feast, Let every soul be Jesus' guestAuthor: Charles Wesley (1747)
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5 This is the time, no more delay!
This is the Lord's accepted day.
Come thou, this moment, at his call,
and live for him who died for all.
5 Ye who believe his record true
shall sup with him and he with you;
come to the feast, be saved from sin,
for Jesus waits to take you in.
2 Though what I dream and what i do
in my weak days are always two,
help me, oppressed by things undone,
O thou whose deeds and dreams were one.
Source: The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #165
|First Line:||Come, sinners, to the gospel feast, Let every soul be Jesus' guest|
|Title:||Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1747)|
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast, Let every soul, &c. C. Wesley. [Invitation.] First published in his Hymns for those who seek and those who have Redemption, &c, 1747, in 24 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The Great Supper " (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 274). Two centos, both beginning with stanza i., are in common use:—(1) that which was included in M. Madan's Collection, 1760, No. 22, in 8 stanzas, and is the source of the text as given in the Church of England hymnals; and (2) the Wesleyan Hymn Book cento given in that Selection, 1780, and repeated in various Nonconformist collections. A cento for Holy Communion is also in the earliest editions of the Lady Huntingdon Collection beginning:—
"Come, sinners, to the gospel feast;
Jesus invites you for His guest."
In late editions of the same Collection it begins "Come, sinner," &c. It is compiled from stanzas i., xii., xxii., xxiii. A hymn beginning:—
"Come, sinners, to the gospel feast;
0 come without delay,"
is included in many American collections, as Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872; the Baptist Praise Book 1871, &c. It has been traced to the Baptist Psalmist of Stow & Smith, 1843, No. 418. In some of those collections it is taken for granted that it is the same cento as lhat in the Lady Huntingdon Collection. It has, however, nothing in common with that cento, nor with Wesley's original, except the first line. In stanza i., line 3 reads, "or there is room in Jesus' breast," and through the remaining four stanzas the changes are rung on the expression, “There's room," a style of composition altogether foreign to C. Wesley's usual method. It is Anon., 1843.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 10 of 10)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #460||Come, sinners, to the gospel feast||Come, sinners, to the gospel feast||GERMANY||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Singing the Faith #401||Come, sinners, to the gospel feast||Come, sinners, to the gospel feast||FULDA (WALTON)||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||LM||2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Acts 5:39; Galatians 3:1; Isaiah 55:1; Luke 14:13; Luke 14:16-24; Matthew 11:28; Matthew 22:2-10; Revelation 22:17||2011||Mission and Evangelism | ; Holy Communion ||
|Small Church Music #3976||Fulda (Walton)||Come, sinners, to the gospel feast||FULDA (WALTON)||Charles Wesley||188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #973||Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast||Come, sinners, to the Gospel feast||HURSLEY||Charles Wesley||LM||<cite>Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ</cite>, 1747|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #339||Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast||Come, sinners, to the gospel feast||HURSLEY||Charles Wesley||LM||Luke 14:16-24||1989||Prevenient Grace | Invitation; Call to the Christian Life | ; Christian Experience | ; Jesus Christ | Atonement; Salvation ||
|The United Methodist Hymnal #616||Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast||Come, sinners to the gospel feast||HURSLEY||Charles Wesley||LM||Matthew 22:14; Luke 14:24; Luke 14:16-24||1989||The Sacraments and Rites of the Church | Eucharist (Holy Communion or The Lord's Supper); Christian Experience | ; Holy Communion | ; Jesus Christ | Atonement|
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #164||[Come, sinners, to the gospel feast]||[Come, sinners, to the gospel feast]||HURSLEY||1991|
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #165||[Come, sinners, to the gospel feast]||[Come, sinners, to the gospel feast]||HURSLEY||Charles Wesley; John Hunter||1991|
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #166||[Come, sinners, to the gospel feast]||[Come, sinners, to the gospel feast]||HURSLEY||1991|
|찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #88||다 오 라 복 음 잔 치에 (Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast)||다 오 라 복 음 잔 치에 (Come, sinners to the gospel feast)||HURSLEY||Charles Wesley||LM||Luke 14:16-24||2001||Christian Experience | ; Christian Life | ; Jesus Christ | Atonement; Salvation | ; 체험 | ; 그리스도인의 삶 | ; 속죄 | ; 구원 |||Korean trans. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Commitee|